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2014-03-28 12:24:09 PM
The English Patient

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2014-03-28 12:26:19 PM
BLASPHEMY!

Though I have to admit the prospect of having to watch anything by Woody Allen makes me envious of Terry Schiavo.
 
2014-03-28 12:35:14 PM
Okay, so Roger Ebert had a Netflix account before he died.
 
2014-03-28 01:46:41 PM

Sybarite: Okay, so Roger Ebert Armond White  had has a Netflix account before he died.


FTFY
 
2014-03-28 01:58:12 PM
Wait - it's almost as if taste is subjective. SHHHHHHHHOCKING
 
2014-03-28 02:00:33 PM
Have to agree with The English Patient review. So boring.

Some Like it Hot is the greatest comedy of all time, IMHO.

(I'll be in my bunk. My Cushman bunk)
 
2014-03-28 02:03:36 PM
This just in: Some people think it's cool to hate on things that are popular or well-liked.

Many of them have Fark handles, in fact.
 
2014-03-28 02:04:19 PM
The English Patient
"Slow, slow, slow. Did I mention that this movie is slow? Also boring. No man should watch this movie unless he is with a highly desirable woman and has no way to get out of watching it. Basically a movie about cheating on your spouse but in a really slow and boring manner. Three hours of life that I am not getting back."

TRUTH.

Annie Hall
"Stupid pointless fuilm, one of the worst I've seen, why some folks give it more then one star is beyond me"

TRUTH.
 
2014-03-28 02:04:58 PM
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you.
 
2014-03-28 02:05:07 PM

secularsage: This just in: Some people think it's cool to hate on things that are popular or well-liked.

Many of them have Fark handles, in fact.


They're called LOVE handles, I'll have you know.
 
2014-03-28 02:08:10 PM
Weird. For some reason I can't pull up any shortlist links today.

Probably for the best.
 
2014-03-28 02:09:32 PM
As someone who, despite recognizing it was brilliantly acted, directed and shot, absolutely hated "There Will Be Blood", I am willing to overlook the commenter's mistaken review of one of the best crime movies of all time.
 
2014-03-28 02:11:08 PM
Fargo was great. I don't know why that person holds a grudge. Unless they got a car with truecoat and they didn't want it.
 
2014-03-28 02:11:10 PM

Lord Fluffy: As someone who, despite recognizing it was brilliantly acted, directed and shot, absolutely hated "There Will Be Blood", I am willing to overlook the commenter's mistaken review of one of the best crime movies of all time.


shiatty ending is shiatty.
 
2014-03-28 02:12:23 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Annie Hall
"Stupid pointless fuilm, one of the worst I've seen, why some folks give it more then one star is beyond me"

TRUTH.


LOL. No.
 
2014-03-28 02:14:56 PM
Someone's gonna get flipped.
 
2014-03-28 02:16:26 PM

MisterTweak: BLASPHEMY!

Though I have to admit the prospect of having to watch anything by Woody Allen makes me envious of Terry Schiavo.


I thought  Match Point was very good
 
2014-03-28 02:16:44 PM
After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.
 
2014-03-28 02:18:09 PM

FlashHarry: Sybarite: Okay, so Roger Ebert Armond White  had has a Netflix account before he died.

FTFY


Ever hated that film, I think he just hated Gabriel Byrne since he gave most of his films bad reviews.

That said I think the new thing is to hate on clasic films.
 
2014-03-28 02:19:32 PM

Shazam999: Someone's gonna get flipped.



flipya.flipyaforreal.
 
2014-03-28 02:20:03 PM
Okay, I'll give them The English Patient.  But the rest deserve a facepalm
 
2014-03-28 02:21:59 PM
An American Werewolf In London
"Stupid! Really that's all you can say about this movie is "stupid." Since I'm forced to say more, this also acurately describe this flim - A waste of time. Hokey. Poorly acted. Nonsensical plot. Gratuitous. Also in the DVD extras, the Director Landis acts like an immature 10 year old who has discovered that eating his boogers makes his sister vomit and who finds it the acme of entertainment. Again, Stupid!"

Did someone put a gun to this persons head?
How does one get forced to put in a movie review?
 
2014-03-28 02:22:40 PM
www.thisthenthat.co.za
 
2014-03-28 02:23:33 PM
Premium Rush:

This is a movie about a bad cop and a guy who thwarts his evil plans. But there's too much bicycle riding in it. It seems like every other scene has at least one person riding on a bicycle. Sometimes there are three or four and (spoiler alert!) at the end there are a whole BUNCH of bicycle riders circling the bad cop. Usually, someone is chasing someone else, and the person being chased is on a bicycle. Why always a bicycle? People could be chased while driving a car, and many movies have had such scenes in them. Maybe if they varied it up a bit- make people chase each other on ATVs through a swamp, or on foot through a crowd or something. While I'm not opposed to bicycles altogether, it hardly makes sense to have an entire movie about riding them. The rest of the plot was pretty good. The good guy helps someone out, gets his girlfriend to love him even more, and thwarts the evil plans of a really bad cop. What more do you need than that? Certainly not bicycles.
My verdict: Great Movie! (But too much bicycle riding)
P.S. Not to be picky, but the ENTIRE MOVIE takes place in New York City. A little more variety would have been nice. They could have shot scenes in Trenton, NJ or a generic small town in the middle of Texas. Of course, to get there you'd have to drive something other than a bicycle, so there's your reason. Sigh.
 
2014-03-28 02:23:37 PM
If anyone here liked The English Patient, can you tell us why?

I know it's the type of movie we're supposed to like, to be cultured and all, but what part of it is any good?
 
2014-03-28 02:26:13 PM
Most disgusting waste of electricity they've ever seen? Apparently they haven't seen Battlefield Earth or The Talented Mr. Ripley.
 
2014-03-28 02:28:07 PM

mcmnky: I know it's the type of movie we're supposed to like, to be cultured and all, but what part of it is any good?


I thought the desert they casted to play the role of "desert" was exceptional. Very convincing character.
 
2014-03-28 02:28:41 PM
The only movie on that list I've seen is There Will Be Blood.

/I'm more of a book kinda guy
//don't you judge me!
///with your ... judgeyness
 
2014-03-28 02:29:21 PM

mcmnky: If anyone here liked The English Patient, can you tell us why?

I know it's the type of movie we're supposed to like, to be cultured and all, but what part of it is any good?


God I hate to say it but I actually like this movie.  I found the story interesting, the performances were good, there's actually a lot of female nudity...  I dunno, I enjoyed it.
 
2014-03-28 02:29:41 PM

NateAsbestos: [www.thisthenthat.co.za image 850x1290]


Geez, give a brudda a spoiler tag why doncha.
 
2014-03-28 02:32:46 PM
I'll echo the Annie Hall comments. I bailed during the "movie line up" scene. Woody Allen is grating, and annoying.
 
2014-03-28 02:33:51 PM

Shazam999: mcmnky: If anyone here liked The English Patient, can you tell us why?

I know it's the type of movie we're supposed to like, to be cultured and all, but what part of it is any good?

God I hate to say it but I actually like this movie.  I found the story interesting, the performances were good, there's actually a lot of female nudity...  I dunno, I enjoyed it.


Haven't seen it in a long while, but I remembered enjoying it. The book it's based on is brilliant.
 
2014-03-28 02:37:36 PM
gotta say I agree with "Some like it Hot"...

the jokes were old even then, Tony Curtis couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag  ("Yond'a lies 'da castle a'my fadd'a")  and I've never understood the appeal of Marilyn Monroe... she was a one note act, and in "Some like it hot" she's an interchangeable blond bimbo, anyone with tits and a blonde wig could have played that part.
 
2014-03-28 02:40:12 PM
Speaking of late-90s movies that are good, can I get some love for liking Payback? Some of Mel Gibson's best work, and not once does he dramatically yell a one-word warcry.

// "startin' to look like roast beef..."
// also, skip the director's cut - apparently, she did not know how to end a story
 
2014-03-28 02:41:08 PM

QueenMamaBee: Most disgusting waste of electricity they've ever seen? Apparently they haven't seen Battlefield Earth or The Talented Mr. Ripley.


I like The Talented Mr. Ripley.


The worst movies I tried to watch were Spartan with Val Kilmer and My Blueberry Nights with Jude Law. Couldn't finish them. And I have seen some sh*t.
 
2014-03-28 02:45:37 PM

bdub77: The English Patient

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I agree with the english patient hate.
 
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2014-03-28 02:45:53 PM

Stratohead: I've never understood the appeal of Marilyn Monroe... she was a one note act


A one note act who couldn't act.

I never understood her appeal either.
 
2014-03-28 02:47:52 PM

Dr Dreidel: Speaking of late-90s movies that are good, can I get some love for liking Payback? Some of Mel Gibson's best work, and not once does he dramatically yell a one-word warcry.

// "startin' to look like roast beef..."
// also, skip the director's cut - apparently, she did not know how to end a story


Was he in that?

I just remember fapping to Lucy Lui
 
2014-03-28 02:50:37 PM

wee: Stratohead: I've never understood the appeal of Marilyn Monroe... she was a one note act

A one note act who couldn't act.

I never understood her appeal either.


Back in the day dudes liked thicker broads.  You know, for sex things.
 
2014-03-28 02:52:10 PM

mcmnky: If anyone here liked The English Patient, can you tell us why?

I know it's the type of movie we're supposed to like, to be cultured and all, but what part of it is any good?


I haven't seen it since it was in theaters, but I remember not hating it.  The cast was quite good, the direction was solid, the cinematography was gorgeous, and it had lines that I oddly find myself revisiting:

(context: they're traveling through the desert and she won't STFU.)

Count: "I once traveled with a guide who was taking me to Faya.  He didn't speak for nine hours.  At the end of it, he pointed at the horizon and said 'Faya.'   That was a good day."

Not laugh out loud funny, granted, but it stuck with me.  Ralph Fiennes' delivery was perfect, of course.

I also think it started slow but got more and more interesting as you learn why Willem DeFoe's character wants to kill the Count, contrasted with why the Count did what he did.  I was also completely enamored with Juliette Binoche by the time it was over.
 
2014-03-28 02:53:49 PM
I'm not the sharpest spoon in the shed, but I saw the twist in the Usual Suspects a mile away, and it didn't detract from my enjoyment of it.
 
2014-03-28 03:01:53 PM
Midnight Cowboy, Annie Hall, Bicycle Thief, and American Werewolf all blow. I agree with all the reviews for those ones.
 
2014-03-28 03:02:03 PM

Crewmannumber6: I'm not the sharpest spoon in the shed, but I saw the twist in the Usual Suspects a mile away, and it didn't detract from my enjoyment of it.


Of all the big "twist' movies in recent history, I completely missed The Usual Suspects by a mile. Probably because the movie and performances were so darn good.
 
2014-03-28 03:02:03 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Annie Hall
"Stupid pointless fuilm, one of the worst I've seen, why some folks give it more then one star is beyond me"

TRUTH.


In comparison to "Star Wars", yeah, absolutely.

Honestly, Woody Allen fans and some others will remember AH but SW is a cultural touchstone.
 
2014-03-28 03:02:11 PM
Stop watching old movies if you know you dislike old movies=problem solved.
 
2014-03-28 03:04:51 PM
I love Annie Hall. It's on my top ten list.
I would probably agree with anything bad you might say about it.
/horses for courses
 
2014-03-28 03:06:18 PM
"franctly"?


/someone's wicked retahded.
 
2014-03-28 03:07:07 PM

Rwa2play: Jim from Saint Paul: Annie Hall
"Stupid pointless fuilm, one of the worst I've seen, why some folks give it more then one star is beyond me"

TRUTH.

In comparison to "Star Wars", yeah, absolutely.

Honestly, Woody Allen fans and some others will remember AH but SW is a cultural touchstone.


I haven't enjoyed a Woody Allen film in pretty much ever. This make me the minority on the internet, i'm sure. And no, you don;t have to stop liking etc. He's just noy my bag. like at all.
 
2014-03-28 03:08:54 PM

mjohnson71: Crewmannumber6: I'm not the sharpest spoon in the shed, but I saw the twist in the Usual Suspects a mile away, and it didn't detract from my enjoyment of it.

Of all the big "twist' movies in recent history, I completely missed The Usual Suspects by a mile. Probably because the movie and performances were so darn good.


If I remember right, the director didn't tell anyone who was actually Soze, so all the guys thought they were the main character and they played their parts for all it was worth.
 
2014-03-28 03:08:58 PM

mjohnson71: Crewmannumber6: I'm not the sharpest spoon in the shed, but I saw the twist in the Usual Suspects a mile away, and it didn't detract from my enjoyment of it.

Of all the big "twist' movies in recent history, I completely missed The Usual Suspects by a mile. Probably because the movie and performances were so darn good.


It may also depend on what you know going into it.  If you know there's a twist, you're going to spend the majority of the runtime trying to figure it out.  I saw it the day it came out (not trying to sound cool.  I worked in a theater and it was either that or "Brothers McMullen") and had absolutely no idea there was going to be anything like that - we didn't even get the "WHO IS KEYSER SOZE" posters.

Maybe I was just younger and dumber back then.  If that's even possible.
 
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